16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

4
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You've now added Swan River to your itinerary. Visiting Cottesloe Beach and Caversham Wildlife Park will get you outdoors. Visit Fremantle Prison and The Bell Tower for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: The Fremantle Round House (in Fremantle) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach, get your game on at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, and appreciate the history behind First Contact.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth tour planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Perth is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Perth is 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May, with highs in Perth at 25°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fremantle, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Scarborough Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park, Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

2
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Village Gallery and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, which is approximately 44 minutes away.

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Traveling by flight from Perth to Cairns takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In May, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Perth - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 16th (Sat), kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepalese Pagoda.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane route tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in May; daily highs in Brisbane reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
Nepalese Pagoda ©
Nepalese Pagoda

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Bondi Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and Jason Ree. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip app .

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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